JRR Tolkien's legendary The Lord of the Rings fantasy tome will come to life in a new way this year. Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has formally announced Lego Lord of the Rings for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, 3DS, PlayStation Vita and PC.
Featuring voice acting from the films, Lego Lord of the Rings will be out in time for Christmas.
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Just how many times can you destroy "the One Ring", anyway?
Due out later this year, Lego Lord of the Rings will be based on Peter Jackson's Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, and will follow the storylines of each film. Unlike the Lego Harry Potter franchise, which was split over two games, the entire Lord of the Rings saga will be told in one entry.
The game follows Frodo Baggins and the unlikely fellowship that sets out from Rivendell on a dangerous journey to destroy the One Ring and bring peace to Middle-earth. Throughout Lego Lord of the Rings, players will enter the Mines of Moria, climb the Misty Mountains and battle orcs, uruk-hai and the nasty balrog.
In keeping with the staples of the Lego franchise, Lego Lord of the Rings will be peppered with light-hearted interpretations of the source material, with gamers tasked with solving puzzles along the way. Character players featured in the game include Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, Sam, Merry and Pippin.
The game's first trailer features full voice acting, a design departure from past instalments.
"The dialogue is taken from the films themselves, and will be used throughout the game," said the statement from Warner Bros.
Lego Lord of the Rings is in development at franchise shop Traveller's Tales. The game was first unveiled earlier this month by inserts found within the new line of Lego Lord of the Rings toys.